High seas forecast

Issued by the Met Office at

For the period until

General synopsis

At 181200UTC, low 58 north 05 west 987 expected 64 north 01 east 991 by 191200UTC. Low 60 north 42 west 1008 expected 63 north 20 west 1007 by same time. New low expected 61 north 39 west 1003 by that time. at 181200UTC, high 47 north 35 west 1027 expected 45 north 27 west 1028 by 191200UTC.

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Sole

Westerly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 at first. Moderate or rough. Showers. Good.

Shannon

West or northwest 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first. Showers. Good.

Rockall

West or northwest 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first. Showers. Good.

Bailey

Northerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in north, decreasing 4 or 5 later. Rough, occasionally very rough at first. Showers. Good.

Faeroes

North or northwest 3 or 4, increasing 4 to 6, occasionally 7 later. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first. Showers, fog patches at first. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

Southeast Iceland

Northerly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 at first, decreasing 3 to 5 later in west. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first. Occasional rain then showers. Good, occasionally poor.

East Northern Section

Westerly or northwesterly 4 to 6, becoming cyclonic 3 or 4 later in north. Moderate or rough, becoming slight later in north. Occasional rain. Moderate or good.

West Northern Section

Cyclonic 4 to 6, increasing 7 later in west. Moderate or rough, occasionally slight at first in north. Occasional rain. Moderate or good.

East Central Section

Westerly or northwesterly 4 to 6, becoming variable 4 or less later in south. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain in north. Good, occasionally moderate in north.

West Central Section

Variable 4 or less at first in south, otherwise westerly or southwesterly 4 to 6. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain in north. Good, occasionally moderate in north.

Denmark Strait

Northeasterly 5 or 6 at first in far southeast, otherwise variable 4 or less. Slight or moderate. Fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

North Iceland

In northwest

Northerly or northeasterly 3 or 4. Slight or moderate. Fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

In southeast

Northerly 5 to 7. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough for a time. Occasional rain. Moderate or good.

Norwegian Basin

South becoming cyclonic 4 to 6. Moderate or rough. Showers, perhaps thundery. Good, occasionally moderate.

Outlook for following 24 hours

Gales expected in West Northern Section.

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